TM fountain ledge abseil

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Andy Davies
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TM fountain ledge abseil

Post by Andy Davies » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:02 pm

I abseiled off the fountian ledge [aka bong] rings the other day and noticed someone has added 2 twisted maillons. I am sure their intentions were good [death triangle, wear?] but would like to understand why. Please could they contact me?
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Re: TM fountain ledge abseil

Post by robertbreyer » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:12 am

I think Simon L?
I like them - they straighten the rope and minimize wear on the glue-ins.

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Re: TM fountain ledge abseil

Post by SNORT » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:32 am

I agree with them being applied. The glue ins are wearing already.

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Re: TM fountain ledge abseil

Post by Old Smelly » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:51 am

Obvious galvanic corrosion - are the bolts stainless? If they are then it would help if the maillons were too...

If they aren't then don't add stainless maillons because then the bolts will rust...
Really, its not that bad...I think it's my shoes...

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Re: TM fountain ledge abseil

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:10 am

Those bolts are stainless, those maillons are galvanized. I don't know if you can get stainless bent maillons easily? Stainless maillons and stainless rings would work
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